Yes, it is his money. But just call me an overbearing mother that I wouldn’t let him spend $2 of it on a small box of tissues.
God had a plan for this annoying little episode though, because it gave me the idea to decopauge our own tissue boxes. (Once my brain got back to normal functioning after dealing with the whining for 30 minutes.)
It’s true, I couldn’t find any wrapping paper with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on it, but luckily Jarod is happy with Cars for now…and throw a princess on an old tire and Makenna would love it.
First we cut out four pieces of our paper. Two for the narrower sides and two for the wide sides. Making sure it was enough to wrap up to the tissue opening on top, and around to the bottom a little. We had to do four pieces so that are design would all face in the right direction.
Next we brushed on the modge podge and stuck the narrow sides on first starting at the top tissue opening edge and smoothing it down. Plus we wrapped them around to the wider side a little bit so we would have a smooth corner.
Then we put on the wider sides the same way.
Instant beloved tissue box!
Now I have to make some for myself.
I get bored with the same old boxes in every room. (Yes, I was raised that there MUST be a box of tissues in each and every room of the house.)
And I’m thinking of all the other things we can recycle and use to decorate our boxes besides wrapping paper. Pictures from magazines or the Sunday comics or even some of the old maps we have laying around. Maybe I can even stumble across some photos of Earnhardt Jr. in a newspaper or magazine sometime.